Year: 2019

Study site for CFN researchers continues to make an impact on the fitness of older adults

December 9, 2019

The work of Project Strong’s founder Bonnie Campbell to engage seniors in fitness classes that improved their ability to maintain independence in their everyday lives, inspired an application for a 2015 Catalyst grant from the Canadian Frailty Network by Dr. Ada Tang and physiotherapist Christina Prevett.  Bonnie’s work continues to improve the lives of older adults…

CFN exceeds expectations in Networks of Centres of Excellence Report Card

December 2, 2019

We are proud to announce the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence Monitoring Committee has recognized CFN as exceeding expectations in three of five program criteria. CFN was evaluated on specific criteria including the excellence of the research program, networking and partnerships, development of Highly Qualified Personnel, knowledge and technology exchange and exploitation,…

Frailty in the Spotlight on ZoomerTV

November 21, 2019

Filmed on September 25 in Toronto, this episode features nutrition, activity and frailty experts as they address the important issue of frailty and give great advice on reducing your risk of developing frailty. Thank you to our expert guests below: John Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director & CEO Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod of BodyBreak Barbara…

Prince George event addresses aging in rural and remote Canada

November 18, 2019

On November 6th and 7th, 2019 the British Columbia Academic Health Sciences Network partnered with the Canadian Frailty Network to present Caring for Older Adults: Health, Wellness & Person-Centred Care in Prince George, BC. The symposium attracted over 150 delegates including healthcare decision-makers, physicians, clinicians, patient partners, older adults interested in the future of their own care, and…

Blog Post: CFN Trainee Reflects on 2019 National Conference

November 6, 2019

The Canadian Frailty Network 2019 National Conference Written By: Emily Hladkowicz & Stacey Hatch From individual presentations and trainee poster sessions to panel discussions and interactive “body breaks”, the 2019 National Conference on Frailty had it all. This jam-packed two-day conference included time for networking, particularly for the CFN trainees. It was exciting to see…

Deadline Extended! Fellowship and Summer Student Awards 2020 Intent to Apply Due Nov 8

November 5, 2019

CFN has extended the deadline for Letters of Intent for both the Interdisciplinary Frailty Fellowship Program and Summer Student Awards. Only students who submit a Pre-Application Intent to Apply by November 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET are eligible to submit full Application Packages (by December 16, 2019 at 12 noon ET). Full Details

FOCUS Project Delphi Round 1 Closing Nov 8

October 29, 2019

Thank you to all who have expressed interested in participating in the FOCUS project! Round 1 closes November 8. Only those whom have participated in Round 1 can participate in Round 2. Complete Round 1

All welcome at CFN/CARP event in Winnipeg

October 29, 2019

On Monday, November 4, 2019 Dr. John Muscedere, CFN Scientific Director & CEO will join other experts in the field of ageing to speak to all concerned about frailty and how older adults can take steps to AVOID frailty. Full Details

Over $500,000 in funding awarded by CFN for Knowledge Translation

October 10, 2019

Five investigators have been awarded grants by the Canadian Frailty Network for knowledge translation projects. These projects met the CFN priorities for this competition of supporting knowledge translation and implementation projects focused enhancing integrated models of care to improve frailty outcomes and projects that provided strategies for improving functional outcomes in older adults living with frailty…

Final Round of CFN FOCUS (Frailty Outcomes Consensus) Delphi is now open!

October 3, 2019

CFN is pleased to announce that the final round of the Delphi Survey for the Frailty Outcomes Consensus (FOCUS) Project is now open for voting. The final round is expected to close Feb. 7th. If you are an older adult living with frailty, a caregiver, researcher, clinician, policy maker, industry representative, or working in the…